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  • Rabbits adore hay!
    Hay isn't just for horses
    Anyone who has ever perused the small animal aisle of a pet store knows that hay is good for chinchillas, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Problem is, the hay is not very fresh, there is usually a very limited selection and the bags are rather expensive...
  • Baleage – a better way to save hay in wet seasons
    Baleage – a better way to save hay in wet seasons
    Baleage is fermented hay. In damp regions with less chance of speedy drying and high quality hay production, baleage is a good alternative. Most farmers can get one to two additional cuts off the same fields each season.Farmers making baleage...
  • Hay is for Horses!
    Refuge RR needs hay for the horses
    Refuge RR for Horses, a Canadian charitable organization in existence for over 22 years, has saved horses and other animals mostly from Quebec and Ontario. Apart from the present 67 horses, dogs, cats, other farm animals and birds at the sanctuary...
  • Hay there!
    Hay there! CUHA helping Colorado horses affected by the summer drought
    The drought of 2012 has taken a toll on the country’s hay supply and prices are skyrocketing leaving many Colorado ranchers and horse rescues with dwindling financial reserves. The Colorado Unwanted Horse Alliance is there to help.“Due...
  • Horse eating corn
    What to feed your horse and how much
    Depending on where you live and how much land you have to keep your horse, you may decide to graze your horse on pasture. Even if he is grazing, adding a supplemental grain to his diet could help keep your horse on a healthy track. On the other...
  • Lush Pasture
    The price of hay
    If you are a horse owner you know the importance of hay. It takes approximately 22 pounds of hay a day to feed a 1,000 pound horse. If a horse were fed exactly 22 pounds of hay a day, and a bale weighed exactly 44 pounds that horse would need 182...
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    Hay can help horses beat the cold
    The cold front that rolled into the Central Texas area, was shocking in that the temperature dropped 40 degrees in a 24 hour period of time. Not only is a sharp drop in temperature hard on horses kept in the pasture, it is especially stressful if...
  • Donkey await rescue by Humane Society of North Texas
    Help for Texas livestock owners in crisis
    As the drought continues, and once-fertile pastures become parched and dusty wasteland, new programs and resources are springing up to help out. So, as a follow-up to yesterday’s article, “Spotted donkeys rescued as drought continues...
  • cattle
    Plan for soaring feed costs this winter
    For those who keep animals on their Michigan farms it’s shaping up to be an expensive winter. Feed prices are at a historically high level and may continue to climb, depending on the weather we have through the fall. At issue are a late corn...
  • Hay field
    Move over lettuce, hay is on the menu
    Chefs praise hay’s rustic, herbaceous flavors, and an aroma that is clean and pastoral. They say diners will find the taste to be new but instantly familiar. They also appreciate the notion ofterroir;a sense of place that is imparted when...
  • Hay for your horse
    Hay for your horse
    When deciding what kind of hay to feed your horse, you should take into consideration the lifestyle of your horse as well as the availability of the hay. It is always best to try and have a consistently good quality hay supply so you are not...
  • Elitist Democrats
    When Cultures Collide by Kerry Patton
    These are confusing and depressing times for the American people. The United States is in the midst of an economic crisis and fighting a three front war (Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa). Simply put, it is evident that we are just tired....